Head Teacher – Paula Harwood

Tel : 01280 707050

E-mail: enquiries@brackenleas.northants.sch.uk 

Website: www.brackenleasschool.co.uk

Twitter: @brackenleas1

In our weekly newsletter ‘Bracken News’ you will find details of upcoming events and key dates for your diary. We also share information here about local community events and activities.

Want to know more about what is happening in school? Click on the News Page of our school website for photos and news about what we have been doing.

5th- 10th December

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Bracken Leas from 5th-10th December. It will take place in the KS1 Computing area directly after school on these days. Make sure you come along and have a look! Leaflets will be coming home in book bags later this week. 

With lots of fantastic titles to buy at great prices, this is a great opportunity to stock up on those Christmas gifts and stocking fillers. All commission raised from the book fair will go directly back to buying books for our school.

For up to date information about Christmas Events taking place in school next week please click  on the News Story below.

Check out the Whole School Christmas Lunch Menu by clicking on our News Story below. DON’T FORGET TO ORDER BY TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER.

Friday 6th December

Mufti Day to support our FOBL Santa Day (13th December)

Please bring in your donations of Wine, Hamper Items and Teddies.

These will be collected in the playground by our ‘Fabulous FOBLers’ when school gates open. 

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for their donations to our skipping event in support of The Oxfordshire Heartfelt Appeal. We  clocked up 44000 skips and have managed to raise £170.

Upcoming dates for this term;

  • Sunday 1st Dec – FOBL Round Table Collection (Details to follow)
  • Mon 2nd-Fri 6th Dec – Last Week of School Clubs
  • Tuesday 3rd Dec – School Christmas Lunch Ordering Deadline
  • Wed 4th Dec – Evening of Christmas Cheer (ParentMail)
  • Thurs 5th Dec – Flu Vaccinations (Please return outstanding Flu Forms)
  • Thurs 5th- Tuesday 10th December – Scholastic Book Fair (ParentMail)
  • Thurs 5th Dec @6pm – Maths Workshop (ParentMail)
  • Friday 6th December – Mufti Day for FOBL – (Please send in donations for hampers and wine)
  • Mon 9th Dec – Yr 3/4 Rehearsal @ St Peters (Details to follow)
  • Tues 10th Dec – Yr 3/4 Rehearsal @ St Peters (Details to follow)
  • Tues 10th Dec – Yr 2 Trip to Peter Pan (Details to follow)
  • Wed 11th Dec – Early Years Performances (Details to follow)
  • Wed 11th Dec – Yr 3/4 Performance and St Peter’s (Details to follow)
  • Thurs 12th Dec – Whole School Christmas Lunch
  • Fri 13th Dec – FOBL Santa Day (No Hot meals on this day)
  • Fri 13th Dec- NSPCC Christmas Jumper Day
  • Tues 17th Dec – KS1 Performance
  • Wed 18th Dec – KS1 Performances
  • Thurs 19th Dec – Class Parties (No hot school meals)
  • Fri 20th Dec- Last Day of Term

Stepping Stones currently have spaces available from January within their Yellow Room here at Bracken Leas. Please contact them directly for more information.

Magdalen College School Advent Fayre – Friday 29th November 6-8pm

The Great British Bake Off kneads you.

We’re looking for a new set of Star Bakers to enter the tent for the eleventh series of The Great British Bake Off.

If you or someone you know could add a bit of charm & skill to the tent, then why not apply now.

Visit www.applyforbakeoff.co.uk

In the meantime, if you know any keen bakers who you think has what it takes to bake in our famous tent, then please do encourage them to visit www.applyforbakeoff.co.uk

Applications close Sunday 5th January 2020 at 23:59

The Sun – Books For Schools

Collect 3500 Tokens printed in The Sun and The Sun on Sunday from 23rd November – 18th January 2020. Send them in to us at Bracken Leas, we’ll do the rest!

Music Information

Music Tuition is scheduled as follows;

  • Monday – Guitar & Keyboard
  • Tuesday – Strings
  • Wednesday – Brass & Singing
  • Thursday – Woodwind


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